Monday, March 8, 2010
The good, the simple & the beautiful.
This past weekend was full of family and friends in a flurry of activities separated by lots of driving. Saturday consisted of a funeral in Fresno (4 hours away from us) and a wedding in San Francisco (4 hours away from there) and Sunday we drove back. On our way home yesterday B and I talked about what a good weekend it was. It was full of laughter and tears and fond memories. A celebration of life.
The funeral on Saturday was for B's Gung Gung (grandfather). The ceremony was beautiful and incredibly touching. The love in their family, our family, is palpable. It was a time for me to learn about Gung Gung. I learned things I never knew about a man so highly regarded by those who knew him. The butcher, the gardener, the painter, the philosopher. He lived a great 97 years. I think it was 97. It might have been 94. That's still up for discussion.
In the program there was a letter of rememberance and some of the words keep streaming through my head.
"We see you watching the world go by in awe and wonder. Now we gaze with you looking for what you saw- the good, the simple, and the beautiful in everything."
So today in honor of B's Gung Gung I hope we can all take a look around us a notice the good, the simple and the beautiful.